Bachelor’s in Organizational Psychology

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Study 100% online

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Transfer up to 90 credits from a combination of two- and four-year institutions

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Choose from 6 start dates

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Finish your degree in fewer than two years with transfer credits

Understanding the human mind is good for business

Businesses are growing fast. That means more employees and more personalities. Now more than ever organizations need professionals who understand human behavior, group dynamics and how to make the workplace function cohesively.

The online bachelor’s in organizational psychology degree from Rider University is a unique interdisciplinary major that focuses on the behavioral aspects of managing and supervising the human resources of an organization or business. It takes a deeper look into the key concepts of management and psychology, including perception and attitudes, employee motivation and engagement, and organizational leadership and power.

Rider University is recognized as a 2020-2021 College of Distinction.

Rider University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Why choose Rider for your organizational psychology degree online?

Whether you’re looking to advance your career or lay the foundation for further education, a bachelor’s degree from Rider can prepare you with an in-depth understanding of what makes employees and organizations function at their best. That kind of knowledge can help make you a strong candidate for a variety of organizational psychology careers.

Rider prides itself on small class sizes, which allows for much more individual attention. Most classes are taught by full-time faculty who are committed to making sure you get the support you need throughout the program.

Rider University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Regional accreditation — which is typically reserved for nonprofit, degree-granting colleges or universities with an academic focus — is the most widely accepted standard of quality education.

Making college work for you.

At Rider, we believe education is for everyone. That’s why we welcome students of every background into our organizational psychology courses. Our enrollment advisors are here to guide you through the application process and help make everything simple and painless. Plus, you can transfer up to 90 credit hours toward your degree. It doesn’t get much more student-friendly than that.

Around your schedule. Around your life.

You’re busy — we get it. Pursuing your degree in organizational psychology has to work around all that you have going on. Our program is 100% online, which means you’ll have the flexibility to learn on your schedule — whether that’s part time or full time. And we offer six different start dates, so you can choose to begin in the fall, spring or summer.

The value of your bachelor’s in organizational psychology

Earning your degree in organizational psychology allows you to explore human behavior in different work settings as well as techniques for applying that knowledge to enhance performance in an organization. These high-demand skills can help you succeed in many business settings.

A Burning Glass Technologies report in 2019 showed that in the previous 12 months, there were 46,313 job postings for human resources managers alone. And according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for human resources managers is projected to grow from 7% from 2018-28.

By earning your online bachelor’s degree in organizational psychology, you can prepare yourself for success and lay a foundation for taking your education and your career further.

An abundance of career opportunities

Once you’ve earned your degree, your potential careers in organizational psychology are not only vast but can be financially rewarding as well. According to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics survey citing data up to May 2017, organizational psychologists earned an average annual wage of $102,530 – with wages ranging from $50,730 to $184,520.

Our degree can help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the important contributions organizational psychologists make in today’s workplace — which can help you qualify for the following roles and median salaries*:

Employee Relations Specialist


Human Resources Manager


Training and Development Specialist


*According to Burning Glass Technologies and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Choose your path 

Your bachelor’s degree in organizational psychology allows you to customize your education by choosing from two different paths: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Bachelor of Arts.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Organizational Psychology

Offered through the Norm Brodsky College of Business, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Organizational Psychology is designed for students who want to apply their psychology skills in a corporate environment. Gain a deeper understanding of human resources, corporate structure and business administration to fully grasp the contributions that organizational psychology offers in today’s workplace. This is also an excellent path for those who may want to pursue an MBA in the future.

Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Psychology is ideal for students who are looking to enhance their knowledge in the human resources field and gain a greater understanding of how theories and principles of psychology can be applied in a practical setting. The curriculum for this path allows for more liberal arts courses, giving you the opportunity to explore new interests and enrich your learning outside of the major.

Online bachelor’s in organizational psychology curriculum

Rider’s organizational psychology courses are designed with one thing in mind — preparing you to succeed in one of America’s fastest- growing professions. Learn the skills that can allow you to make a real impact on an organization’s bottom line through improved employee satisfaction and job performance.

Our organizational psychology courses are taught by a distinguished faculty of real-world experts who are dedicated to your success. Their diverse backgrounds in the field allow you to gain insight from a wider viewpoint.

Explore our curriculum page.

Admission requirements

Rider’s organizational psychology degree online is your chance to elevate your role — whether it’s in your current career or moving into a new one. And we think everyone should have that opportunity. That’s why we do everything we can to make our program accessible.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • A completed application with a nonrefundable $50 application fee.
  • Official transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended. Transfer students with fewer than 30 college credits must also submit an official high school transcript or copy of GED certificate.

*Prospective students who do not meet this requirement can speak with an enrollment advisor regarding alternate paths for admission.

Pick a start time that works for you.

Earning your degree in organizational psychology isn’t possible if it doesn’t fit around your schedule. That’s why in addition to making it 100% online, you can also choose from multiple start times throughout the year. Join the program when it works best for you.

  • Spring A – February 1
  • Spring B – March 22
  • Summer A – May 18
  • Summer B – July 6
  • Fall A – September 8
  • Fall B – October 27

We want to help you achieve your goals and find the success you desire. An organizational psychology degree from Rider University can help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to make a lasting impact — no matter which career you choose.